Gambling Guru: NBA Warning Signs and Trends You Need to Know

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It’s good to be back with another NBA gambling column. It’s been an up and down start to the season for me, highlighted (or perhaps I should say lowlighted) by this: A money line bet at 35-1 I had on the Nets to beat the Warriors. In case you missed it, Brooklyn was in control for most of the game and led by three points with five seconds remaining. Andre Iguodala hit a three and then Brook Lopez missed a gimme to send the

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Gambling Guru’s Lessons From NBA Week 1

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The Atlanta Hawks have played six games already! Boy, did that fly by. For the most part, things have panned out roughly how you would expect over the first week of NBA action. The Rockets were slow out of the gate, and although they will bounce back and be fine, they really cannot afford to be leaving any cheese on the table in a brutal Western Conference. Those three early losses could potentially come back to haunt them in April, when they are

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Gambling Guru: Handicapping the 2015-16 MVP award race

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After an extended vacation along with a visit to Team USA camp in Las Vegas alongside Sheridan over the summer, my NBA gambling column is back. We absolutely NAILED last year’s NBA Championship winner (at 14-1, too, I might add) and I’m excited to be back on deck for the 2015-16 season. I’m going to kick things off with a series of preseason gambling predictions. We’ll cover all the major awards, division winners and even find where the value lies in the NBA Championship and conference winner markets.

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NBA Finals Prop Bets Are All Over the Map

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As the basketball world looks forward to the NBA Finals matchup most folks were hoping for, the odds-makers at SportsBettingDime.com have the odds on nearly everything that might happen during the Cavs-Warriors showdown including; who will win the series; who will take home MVP honors; who will get into an altercation with Matthew Dellavedova; which celebrity fan will attend the most games and who will appear in more commercials – LeBron or Steph. Here’s a look at some of the serious and

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Down Under Gamblin’ Guru – Week 1

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The only thing better than kicking back and watching sports is gambling on the outcome of said sports and then watching them. Growing up in Australia, I have the gambling bug and that very philosophy deeply instilled into me. Sports betting Down Under is not how it’s perceived in the United States, where it’s associated with dark alleys, slicked-back hair and oversized coats. In Australia, there is a wealth of online corporate bookmakers offering hundreds of betting markets in a 100% licensed and

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Sheridan: Looking at Projected Win/Loss Totals

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For those who gamble, the preseason over/under win projections are wondrous to pore over. It is the one point during the year when you can make an assessment of how the offseason went, and how it will translate into success — or lack hereof — on the court. Last season, two-thirds of the NBA teams failed to reach their projected win total. This season, nobody is projected to win 60 games by the oddsmakers in Las Vegas, which I find interesting. It

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Gambling on the Western Conference: A Free-For-All

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Advertisement The Western Conference is absolutely nothing like the Eastern Conference when it comes to championship odds. We have what I call a two-horse race in the East versus what I am going to call the six-plus team race in the West. In the 15 previous seasons, only four teams (the Lakers, seven times; the Spurs, five times, the Mavericks, two times; the Thunder, once)  have won the Western Conference, which is a similar concept to what the Eastern

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Abrams: Which NBA Players Will Be Traded? Odds Say …

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The offshore sports book Bovada recently published odds on certain players to be traded at any moment this season, which has created a bit of a buzz in the NBA sports betting industry because of its intrigue. Some offshore sports books have offered these type of proposition bets in previous years, but with the early intrigue and excitement of this upcoming season I believe the exploration of these particular players and their teams’ current situation is definitely of note. As many of you

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